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Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’

Native Plants

Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

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Henry’s Garnet Virginia sweetspire is a show stopper in late spring to early summer. This elegant arching, 4-6’ tall shrub produces masses of pure white finger-like flower clusters just as the summer heat builds. True to its name, Henry’s Garnet Virginia sweetspire extends interest as it ignites the autumn landscape with garnet red foliage. Though found naturally in moist to wet soils, it can tolerate dry soils as long as they are acidic and well drained. In addition, it makes an excellent shrub for massing or as a specimen in filtered shade to full sun planted with Viburnum nudum, Ilex verticillata, Magnolia virginiana, Styrax americanus, Heuchera americana, and Rhododendron canescens.

More Details

  • Plant Type
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring
  • Soil PH
  • Flower Color
  • Summer Foliage Color
  • Fall Foliage Color
    purple, red 
  • Fruit/Seed Color

Additional Information

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